The week that blink-and-you-missed him White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci became a goner in the Trump Administration after just 11 days, Harvard Law School took things a step further, listing the former communications director as dead in its alumni directory.
The directory landed in mailboxes the week that Scaramucci became the talk of the nation, the Washington Post reported. In Scaramucci’s listing, there is an asterisk next to his name, which indicates that he died sometime after the last directory was published in 2011.
The designation is reserved for literal deaths, not professional ones, no matter how spectacular the flameout.
“Regrettably, there is an error in the Harvard Law School alumni directory in the listing for Anthony Scaramucci,” a spokeswoman told the Times in an emailed statement. “We offer our sincere apologies to Mr. Scaramucci. The error will be corrected in subsequent editions.”
Scaramucci hasn’t commented.
It has not been the best of weeks for Scaramucci, who may or may not not be loving life right now. In a tenure that might best be described as a whirlwind in a drainpipe, he took the communications-director job, put his business up for sale, saw his nine-months-pregnant wife file for divorce (they fought too much about his support of Trump) and missed the birth of his son because he was tending to the president.
At the end of his first week, Scaramucci gave a profanity-laced tirade to the New Yorker, which might be taught to future psychologists in a unit on cries for help. His descriptions of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as “a f**king paranoid schizophrenic” and Steve Bannon as out to “suck [his] own c*ck” caused shockwaves in Washington and led to his firing by new chief of staff Gen. John Kelly yesterday.